"Arcos da Lapa" Arcos da Lapa Tip by tim07
Arcos da Lapa, Rio de Janeiro: 11 reviews and 19 photos
The Carioca Aqueduct, known as Arcos da Lapa by the locals, was built in 1750 & is found in the city centre.
It was originally built to bring fresh water to the city centre. However it was deactivated in the late 19th century as new ways to bring in water were developed. In 1896 the arches were adapted to serve as a bridge to carry the Bondinho de Santa Teresa, a tram that goes between the city centre & the Santa Teresa neighbourhood. This tram ride is popular with locals & tourists. The arches themselves provide a good photo opportunity.
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